Courgetti Carbonara

Courgetti Carbonara

I love a good spaghetti carbonara.  But I don’t make it very often because it’s not the healthiest of meals (bacon + cream + pasta…no wonder it tastes so good).

But this healthier version is something which I do plan to make often.  Without the heavy spaghetti, the dish becomes so much lighter (in fact, check out the nutritional values below, it is almost carb free!)  I used turkey bacon rather than pancetta which works really well and again is very light.  But of course, you can use regular bacon if you want.

Be sure to watch the video above and follow the instructions carefully as it can be quite tricky to thicken the sauce without overcooking the courgette.

Macros (per serving)

218 calories | 20g protein | 13g fat | 6g carbs

The full recipe is included in my book High Protein Classics – order it here.  

I also did a live version of the above video on my Facebook page:

 

 

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Maple Turkey Bacon

Sweet-potato-pancakes

This recipe for sweet potato pancakes has only 2 ingredients would you believe??  It will give you tasty pancakes which are naturally sweet.

The only downside of not using any flour is that the pancakes are a bit difficult to flip (so need to be kept small) and also they are at their best when eaten straight out of the pan.

The pancakes are great served with Maple Turkey Bacon….the combination of maple syrup and turkey fillet bacon is perfect, why have I never thought of it before??

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 medium sweet potato
2 eggs
salt & pepper
100g turkey fillet bacon
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp oil for frying

Method

  1. Prick the sweet potato with a fork and bake (10 minutes in the microwave or 45 minutes in the oven).
  2. Once baked, cut open and scoop out the cooked potato inside and leave to cool.
  3. Combine with the 2 eggs, add plenty of salt and pepper and beat together until smooth.
  4. Heat up the oil in a frying pan and ladle the mixture in (tip:  don’t make the pancakes any larger than your spatula or they will be very difficult to flip).  Cook each side until browned, which should only take 3 – 4 minutes.
  5. Once all of the pancakes are done, add the turkey bacon to the pan (no need to add more oil) and cook until browned on each side.
  6. Once done, add in the maple syrup, push the bacon around with a fork so it get covered and remove.  Serve immediately with the pancakes.

Macros

291 calories| 21g protein | 13g fat | 25g carbohydrate

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use cubed sweet potato and boil/steam/microwave it.  Just make sure that the cooked sweet potato isn’t too wet (as this will result in soggy pancakes).

The Meatza

Introducing the Meatza – the perfect grain-free alternative to pizza which is ideal for those on a low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free or Paleo diet.

The Meatza works well with any kind of lean mince:  beef and turkey both work well.  Just don’t use a high-fat mince as you will end up with too much liquid and a greasy base.

Macros 

479 calories | 66g protein | 18g fat | 13g carbs

The full recipe is included in my book High Protein Classics – order it here.